In this September 2009 photo, Mary Oreskovich, owner of the Hopscotch Bakery, stands behind the display counter at her shop in Pueblo, Colo. Oreskovich, who volunteered for Obama in 200

 

              In this September 2009 photo, Mary Oreskovich, owner of the Hopscotch Bakery, stands behind the display counter at her shop in Pueblo, Colo. Oreskovich, who volunteered for Obama in 200
In this September 2009 photo, Mary Oreskovich, owner of the Hopscotch Bakery, stands behind the display counter at her shop in Pueblo, Colo. Oreskovich, who volunteered for Obama in 2008, says in 2012 it’s hard to cut through the spin on both sides. She still supports the president, though some of her enthusiasm has waned. "It's been a really rough couple of years (running a business). I've hung on and I don't attribute that to any politician," she says. "But I still believe in him. … It may sound completely Pollyannaish but I think he's a good man. Deep down, I think he’s a good man." In retrospect, she wonders, if she had unrealistic expectations. "I think I was a little naive," she says, "when I thought things in Washington would really change." (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Mike Sweeney)